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It's a Great Feeling (1949)

A waitress at the Warner Bros. commissary is anxious to break into pictures. She thinks her big break may have arrived when two actors agree to help her.

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A waitress at the Warner Bros. commissary is anxious to break into pictures. She thinks her big break may have arrived when two actors agree to help her. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Warner Bros.' all-happiness musical! See more »

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1 August 1949 (USA)  »

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El amor no puede esperar  »

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New York TV premiere was 9 March 1958 on WABD-TV channel 5. See more »

Goofs

When shown at the he wheel of the taxi cab, the outside scenery is moving backwards. See more »

Quotes

Jack Carson: But Dennis! Dennis, you've got to help me find a leading lady. Look. We're pals! Buddies! When you first came to Hollywood, down on your luck, broke, didn't have what to eat, who gave you the first square meal?
Dennis Morgan: Salvation Army!
Jack Carson: Well, who phoned them?
Dennis Morgan: Who gave you the nickel?
Jack Carson: It was a slug!
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References Johnny Belinda (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus
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from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played at the wedding
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So it ain't Hope and Crosby!
9 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So much is made of how Jack Carson and Dennis Morgan were supposed to be Warner Bros. answer to Hope and Crosby that people miss the point that they actually made a rather enjoyable team in their own right. In fact, just keep your eyes on Jack Carson and you'll end up wondering if he stole from Hope or if Hope stole from Carson! Yeah, they weren't as big as their contemporaries, but so what? I really like them together. They teamed in several 1940s comedies at Warners and "It's a Great Feeling" is probably their best film and definitely my personal favorite. Not only are Carson and Morgan in top form here, but there's several cameos of WB stars that really make this a lot of fun. It's nicely directed by David Butler who interestingly enough directed Hope & Crosby in "The Road Morocco" seven years earlier. Butler also has a small cameo along with a few other Warner's directors which is just a nice little addition to the fabric of the film while a young and beautiful Doris Day makes for a great icing on the cake! So when all's said and done this is a really enjoyable little comedy. And at 85 minutes it certainly doesn't overstay its welcome. IMHO, "It's a Great Feeling" is a must for any fan of forties comedy fare. Just because Carson & Morgan won't make you forget Hope & Crosby doesn't mean they can't be memorable. I've always been a big fan of the so called "light musical comedies" of the 40s and this is one of the best. Highly recommended!


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